today in america when you thing dreadlocks rastas pop into mind, in india though sadhus and meditating gurus are the 1st thougt.
perhaps in vatican city its samson, john the baptist joseph and jesus whos locks cross minds.
but is there an underlying connection throughout the dreaded world?
clearly theres devotion, to the most high (whether that be named or unamed, the purest of the pure) as well as a quest for enlightenment, and a longing for a more natural existance according to natures (and/or gods) laws not mans
theres also a dedication to self, to be true to te self, not a mindless conformist or trend follower, but instead marching along following ones own convictions.
theres a longing for a better world as well, peaceful, tranquil..a heaven on earth and/or beyond
theres also love, love for all brothers and sisters of our
theres a rejection as well, of all things unworthy of a pure spiritual being (these vary widely based on personal beliefs)
many also believe dreads deliver us and seperate us from a world of curruption (often called babylon) to a higher place, both in this life and beyond.
theres also the concept of dreads as spiritual antenea, that draw spiritual energy to you, guiding and protecting you, as well as them being roots, roots that connect you to the earth and all living things in creation.
the bible says only the nazarites can speak directly to god and entehe kingdom of heaven, te nazarites (wo dreaded according to a vow)diidnt need a preacher to tell them stories, tey didnt need confessions to cleanse the soul, trough walking a higher pat, te path of devotion and love tey ad direct access to the devine
beyond that theres another concept, , everything we do in life is recorded in your hair, every drug yiu do every food you eat and every lesson or experience you go through is recorded, this is why many cultures shave heads for mourning cerimonies, or to signify a drastic life change, seperation from the past experiences is accomplished by sepertion from the records in the hair, when we dread we cary all our life experiences bound tigtly together, each experience touching all oters creatting a web of interconnectivity, we see our life as a wole, good and bad all leading towards something. it gives a sence of purpose even to random coincidences
causing a profound sence of purpose.
often we feel we must dread, we are drawn or guided to do so.
yes, dreads look cool..to some, to many others they do not so could our desire to dread really be just about looks (for those who believe they have noi reason but loooks) if so many feelk they look bad?
isnt it more likely we are drawn to dread and convieniently like te look?
to dread is to face discrimination, even invite it
it takes strength courage and a conviction that its whats right to do for you..
maybe we just always knew its what we are meant to do
become our natural selves..
peace love unity understanding
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27 years growing dreadlocks the natural way
My dreads are over 9 feet long
updated by @soaring-eagle: 02/14/15 03:18:32AM